Need Help Identifying This Plec!

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by ChrisTheFishkeeper2004, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. ChrisTheFishkeeper2004Valued MemberMember

    Hi guys so I just went out to my LFS and got a Pleco... I asked the man what type and he said that he had no idea because they had just came in... /: if it is a common Plec then I will be giving him to my friend who has a 500 gallon tank with other common Plec is. My tank is a 75 gallon but I do have smaller Cory’s and shrimp and having something over 12 inches isn’t ideal for my other fish. Could someone here please identify the cute little guy?

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  2. Rainbows and FishesValued MemberMember

    I think its a common type
  3. ChrisTheFishkeeper2004Valued MemberMember

    Ok thanks dang, does anyone know for sure? I also just took another pic of him, hope this might help a bit more

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    Last edited: Apr 18, 2018
  4. Alex420New MemberMember

    it looks like a Common Pleco, mine is about 1.5 inches but he looks slightly more round headed than yours. I am pretty sure it is
  5. ChrisTheFishkeeper2004Valued MemberMember

    Ok thanks! If anyone has any other suggestions on what you think it is please let me know.
  6. McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    It is a type of common pleco, they can range from 12-24 inches in the home aquarium, they need more than algae in their diet because they are not algae eaters.
    It is not a smaller common pleco either it should reach at least 14 inches with a large enough tank and care.

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